Updated 09/02/24

 

Welcome to our most basic of websites!

We hope it provides you with most of the information you want and all of the information you need.

 

Almost all of our gigs take place at:

Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road, Grayshott,

Nr. HINDHEAD, Surrey GU26 6TZ

 

 

For further information or ticket reservations for all of our events, either call:

Des O'Byrne on: 01428 607096

or e-mail:

grayshottfolkclub@btinternet.com

 

Established in January 2011, Grayshott Folk Club brings you the very best in Folk, Roots and Acoustic live music events.

We generally host one or two events most months and have a well-appointed and comfortable venue, which has wonderful facilities for both performers and audience alike, as well as having superb acoustics.

 

We run a  fully-licensed Bar, which stocks a range of locally-sourced Bitters (from the Triple fff Brewery near Alton and Langham's Brewery, near Midhurst).

 

We also stock Wine, Cider, Lager and a variety of soft drinks are also available.

Perhaps you might prefer Tea or Coffee?

 

We sell all of these at reasonable prices. 

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Below you will find information about our confirmed gig for December 2023:

 

Next Up:

 

Saturday 24th February @ 7.30pm

 

ADAM BEATTIE with FIONA BEVAN + Friends

 

"A Thousand Roads" Adam Beattie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fdFrbfQqkY

 

"Revelations" Fiona Bevan:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTEQFmR_ZAQ

 

Adam Beattie

 

We saw Adam Beattie perform together with Fiona Bevan at St. Christopher's Church in Haslemere in May 2023. We enjoyed their show so much that we thought we should invite them to come and play for us all at Grayshott and so they could share their music with you too.

 

Adam is drenched in the tradition of Scottish Folk music but as a singer/song writer/guitarist, he has also had a lifelong interest in old time Jazz and Blues. His music is defined by his distinctive lyrical voice, narrative lyrics and finger-style guitar playing.

 

In addition to his solo work, Adam is also part of the Scottish Folk collective Band of Burns.

 

Band of Burns:

"Banks of Doon/Ye Banks and Braes"

(Robert Burns)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHL3HepHLBA

 

Mojo Magazine described his current (5th) album "Somewhere Around The Bend" as giving voice to:

"uplifting reveries of love and loss through romantic balladry"

whilst Loud and Quiet Magazine described it as:

"mesmeric".

 

He started his set at Haslemere with two absolute gems of songs; "A Thousand Roads" and the title track from his upcoming new album, "Home Fires Burning".

Both are cracking songs in our opinion and we look forward to the release of Adam's new single and album and to hearing some of Adam's new songs at Grayshott.

 

His new album will be a continuation of his timeless Scottish Folk trademark sound, with incisive melodies and lyrics based upon the theme of Home and our relationship to the place that we come from.

 

Fiona Bevan

 

Fiona is a highly-accomplished and a well-recognised song writer.

She achieved a No.1 album with Kylie Minogue and has penned songs with Ed Sheeran, Lewis Cappaldi, Tom Walker, Steps, Dan from Bastille and many more.

Her collaboration with Ed Sheeran, called "Little Things", became a Number 1 hit in 13 countries for One Direction...........

 

Fiona is currently writing with Nile Rogers and is working with new artists including Joy Crookes, Zak Abel, Ewan Mainwood, Tom King and Tamzene.

 

Aswriting songs for other musicians, Fiona is also a talented performer, whose unique and distinctive voice is instantly recognisable. She plays Acoustic and Electric Guitars and Double Bass. She draws her audience in with her warmth and honesty.

 

Both Adam and Fiona have developed their own careers independently but in recent times, have joined forces on Stage.

They accompany and complement each other to great effect and are forging a formidable musical partnership.

 

Don't miss this opportunity to see two very talented musicians, up close and personal, before they start attracting the attention of much bigger audiences and venues.

 

Tickets £18

 

Available (in person only) from Grayshott Post Office

 

Reservations by phone from Des O'Byrne on 01428 607096

 

Or online from Ents 24 at:

https://www.ents24.com/nr-hindhead-events/grayshott-village-hall-1/adam-beattie/6960592

 

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Friday 22nd March 2024 @ 7.30pm

 

SAM KELLY with JAMIE FRANCIS

 

"Hickathrift":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVRXxN0SGsI

 

"Little Sadie":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAdH7vgKnbE

 

£15

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Monday 22nd April 2024 @ 7.30pm

 

THE LEISURE SOCIETY

 

"Fight For Everyone":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFp1aR2YTAY

 

"The Beat Of A Drum":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmqY2t00Szc

 

"You've Got The Universe":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TqeHXxp600

 

"Brave Are The Waves" (with Brian Eno)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrN4ISf4o6g&list=RDhrN4ISf4o6g&start_radio=1

 

 

£18

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Friday 10th May 2024 @ 7.30pm

 

STEVE WICKHAM (The Waterboys)

with RAY COEN

 

"Fisherman's Blues" The Waterboys:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4UQJwd3awQ

 

"All Will Be Well" Steve Wickham:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvKyxcMNn-k

 

Tickets £18

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Friday 31st May 2024 @ 7.30pm

 

MERRY HELL

 

 

 

 

Tickets £18

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Between March 2020 and June 2021, the Covid pandemic meant that events were beyond our control and whilst we had to postpone a dozen gigs or more during that time, we are proud to say that we still managed to put on some socially-distanced, limited capacity gigs and witnessed some memorable musical performances between lock downs, those being:

 

Katherine Priddy/Jon Wilks

September 26th 2020

 

Zoe Wren + Hannah Dorman

October 22nd 2020

 

Police Dog Hogan

Friday 25th June 2021

 

We sincerely thank all of these performers for putting on excellent shows, despite the obvious challenges that the Covid-19 situation created.

 

We would also like to thank those willing and supportive punters who kept the faith and helped us stay afloat, when so many were sinking.......

 

Since restrictions were fully lifted in July 2021, we have all thoroughly enjoyed cracking gigs by:

 

Friday 6th August 2021

MERRY HELL 

 

Sunday 5th September 2021

SERIOUS CHILD WITH ANDY RUDDY

+ KIRSTY MCGEE

 

Saturday 30th October 2021

INDIA ELECTRIC CO.

 

Saturday 6th November 2021

THE TANNAHILL WEAVERS

 

Friday 12th November 2021

COIG

+ COPPER VIPER

 

Friday 28th January 2022

NIALL MCNAMEE & BAND

 

Saturday 19th March 2022

THE TRIALS OF CATO

 

Friday 22nd April 2022

CUA

+ ANTOINE & OWENA

 

Friday 14th May 2022

HONEY & THE BEAR with FRIENDS

 

Friday 15th July 2022

BOB FOX

 

Saturday 6th August 2022

THE OCELOTS

 

Saturday September 2022

KATHRYN ROBERTS & SEAN LAKEMAN

 

Saturday 15th October 2022

BLACKBEARD'S TEA PARTY 

 

Friday 4th November 2022

STEVE WICKHAM & RAY COEN

+ Rebecca Jayne

 

Saturday December 3rd 2022

INDIA ELECTRIC CO.

 

Friday 16th December 2022

ST. AGNES' FOUNTAIN

SOLD OUT

 

Saturday 28th January 2023

BARN DANCE/CEILIDH WITH: THE HOG'S BACK BAND

 

Saturday 11th February 2023

KITEWING

(Alden & Patterson with The Shackleton Trio)

 

Saturday 24th March 2023

THE HONEYBEES

(Odette Michell, Amy Goddard, Zoe Wren)

 

Saturday 22nd April 2023

THE OCELOTS

(Ashley & Brandon Watson)

+ Hannah Scott

 

Friday 26th May 2023

JOHN BLEK

 

Saturday 5th August 2023

MERRY HELL

+ Virginia Kettle

SOLD OUT

 

Saturday 23rd September 2023

SILVERBLUES

(Ray Jackson-Lindisfarne, Ric Sanders-Fairport Convention,

Tom Leary-Feast of Fiddles, Vo Fletcher-The Ric Sanders Trio)

SOLD OUT

 

Saturday 14th October 2023

JAMES YORKSTON/NINA PERSSON (The Cardigans)

SOLD OUT

 

Saturday 11th November 2023

HONEY & THE BEAR + Friends

 

Thursday 30th November 2023

POLICE DOG HOGAN

SOLD OUT 

 

Wednesday 20th December 2023

JOHNNY COPPIN, DIK CADBURY, PAUL BURGESS

with: "ALL ON A WINTER'S NIGHT"

 

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Postponed gigs in 2020, included:

 

Siobhan Miller, Bob Fox, Oysters 3, Daphne's Flight, John Blek,

Tannahill Weavers, Fara, Tim Edey, Johnny Coppin,

Honey & The Bear and Becky Mills.

 

We have now honoured most of these gigs and hope to reschedule the others, when and if we can.

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Sadly, owing to continuing Covid-19 restrictions in 2021, we had to postpone even more planned gigs with:

 

The Bully Wee Band, The Leisure Society, John Blek,

The Way Down Wanderers (due to be on tour from the USA),

McGoldrick, McCusker & Doyle and Daphne's Flight.

 

We also intend to re-arrange gigs with these performers,

IF and WHEN possible. Please keep checking back here as new information will appear here just as soon as we confirm things.

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Please note: our e-mail address is now:

grayshottfolkclub@btinternet.com

Or you can call us on 01428 607096

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A little bit of Grayshott Folk Club history:

 

Grayshott Folk Club went live with our first ever gig on

22nd January 2011. The main aim of Grayshott Folk Club is to bring "quality live music at affordable prices " to Grayshott, which is a village near HINDHEAD in South-West Surrey but Grayshott Village Hall is actually situated just inside the Hampshire border.

 

We mostly host Folk bands/musicians and our past guests have included;

 

Altan, Bob Fox, Acoustic Strawbs, Ashley Hutchings/Blair Dunlop/Becky Mills, Belshazzar's Feast, Breabach, Coig, Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies, Jon Wilks, Katherine Priddy, Lau, Merry Hell, O'Hooley & Tidow, Sam Carter/Sam Sweeney, St. Agnes' Fountain, The Bully Wee Band, The Churchfitters, The Young 'Uns and Tide Lines, amongst many others. 

 

We occasionally stray off-piste with a little bit of live Americana/Pop/Rock/Prog Rock music and

Caravan, Colin Blunstone & Band, James Yorkston/Nina Persson, Jarrod Dickenson, Joe Topping & Scott Poley, Linda Lewis, Mike d'Abo, Police Dog Hogan,

The Christians and The Leisure Society have all played for us since we started out.

 

Basically, we do whatever we can, to keep it live, keep it local and to keep hungry musicians off our streets......

 

Our first choice venue is:

Grayshott Village Hall,

Headley Road,

Grayshott,

Nr. HINDHEAD,

Surrey GU26 6TZ

 

and from time to time, we also use

 

Grayshott Social Club, Hill Road, Grayshott,

Nr. HINDHEAD Surrey GU26 6HL

and

St. Alban's Church, Tilford Road,

HINDHEAD, Surrey GU26 6RB

as venues to host our live music events.

 

If you wish to buy tickets for our gigs, you can buy them in person from:

Grayshott Post Office, Crossways Road, Grayshott GU26 6HJ

 

Alternatively, you can call Des O'Byrne on 01428 607096

or e-mail me at: grayshottfolkclub@btinternet.com 

for all enquiries relating to Grayshott Folk Club.

 

We also sell our tickets online through ENTS 24 but please be advised there is a 10% surcharge for using this service.

 

Ents24 tickets

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Watch this space and do please keep coming back to us for updates!